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July in Brazilia and....

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July in Brazilia and....

Hello!

We have dear friends getting married in Brazilia (July 4-6, 2013) and while we have been to Brazil on short business trips in the past we have never vacationed there. With our friends getting married we thought it was a good time to do a small taste of Brazil (even if it is winter). Our only commitment is that we have to be in BRAZILIA by the afternoon of July 4th and can leave Brazilia the afternoon of July 6th.

We have other trips planned for the summer so only 7-9 days total are allocated for this trip. It would be fun to explore some beach areas that are warm. We also understand that the FIFA Soccer Confederations Cup will be taking place in Rio and Salvador on June 30th (this would be awesome to attend/experience!). Any suggestions? Also, while totally south, husband was hoping to see Iguazu Falls (not a must for this trip). We speak a bit of Portuguese so we can get by - mainly looking for food, music, local vibe, beach, and r&r.

We can fly direct into Rio, S.Paulo, & Brazil from Atlanta.

Hoping we can get some guidance from the TA community so we can book this trip asap.

Thanks!

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1. Re: July in Brazilia and....

1. FIFA Confederation Cup: final match is in Rio and 3rd place match in Salvador on June 30. You can find all info on FIFA website:

fifa.com/confederationscup/…calendar.html

2. Beaches in July:

a. too cold for the South (Florianopolis and vicinity);

b. also more likely to rain in many beaches in Northeast (where it is always warm enough for beach), like Recife, Maceió, Salvador;

c. in the Southeast (Rio, north shore of Sâo Paulo), it is generally dry. but one day may be sunny and 80F and the next overcast and 55F, luck of the draw!

d. Fernando de Noronha island would be good (warm and little rain), but logistics more complicated. You have to fly to Recife or Natal first and there catch a plane to the island. And it is not a cheap destination.

e. Porto Seguro area (southern tip of state of Bahia, also reachable by plane) usually has a lot less rain than in Salvador in July, so it could be an alternative.

if you can read Portuguese, this link shows average rain for most beaches in Brazil (and caribbean) month by month, very useful:

viajenaviagem.com/2012/…

3. Iguaçu Falls; first check if July is a time when there is lots of water (it varies thruout the year), and, if possible, it is nice to hit the place at peak water flow. If you fly to SP, Foz do Iguaçu airport is about 1:40 flight if u catch a non-stop.

4. if you like nature, trekking and the like, there is a nice destination only 2 hours by car from Brasília itself, in the neighbor state of Goiás: look up Chapada dos Veadeiros

Hope you have enough food for thought to start pondering the pros and cons of each possiblity.

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2. Re: July in Brazilia and....

Rokatoo - This is a great start! Thank you. GM

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4. Re: July in Brazilia and....

I, too, have to be in Brasilia on July 7th for a friend's wedding and I, too only have 9 days budgeted for this trip :)

Anyways, I'm staying local and will head to Chapada dos Veadeiros. It's suppose to be the 'Roswell' of Brasil with lot's of UFO stuff, hippies, new age mystic, etc...

I've been to Brasil in July (Winter) and depending where you go, it can be cold/windy. Especially if you go to the South states like Parana and Rio Grande de Sul. Better check temperatures and climate to ensure it will be a pleasant time to visit there.

Put "Pantanal" in your research if you want to see exotic wildlife. From Brasilia, you can fly into the city of Cuiaba which is the gateway to the northern Pantanal region. Just remember to check the climate for this time :)

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5. Re: July in Brazilia and....

Chapada dos Veadeiros does also have the "Roswell" side, if you are into it.

If not (like me), it is a great nature destination, very easy to get to from Brasília and enjoy the long hikes, waterfalls, even some small canyons.

But to really enjoy the best of the place, you have to be ready for hikes that take all day long (no roads to some of the best sights). I went there in August (wintertime) but we were hot enough from all the hiking that we all bathed in the rivers and waterfalls within the National Park and even walked shirtless for a while too.

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